Drafting and Graphics Technology - Certificate of Completion

The Drafting & Graphics Technology Program with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is a comprehensive educational initiative designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the dynamic fields of drafting, design, and graphics. This program integrates traditional drafting principles with cutting-edge CAD technology to empower students with the tools needed to thrive in industries such as architecture, engineering, manufacturing, and more.

30 credits

This program provides students with the education and experience needed to pursue an entry-level drafting or computer graphics position. The program includes Architectural, Civil, Mechanical and Electronics Drafting. Classes developing 3-D animated graphics used by architects, designers for simulation, lawyers for accident reconstruction, executives for presentations, and business for training videos are included.

Prefix Title Credits
DRFT 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
DRFT 114Introduction to Solid Modeling3
DRFT 135Electronics Drafting I3
DRFT 143Civil Drafting Fundamentals3
DRFT 151Construction Principles and Print Reading3
DRFT 180Residential Drafting3
DRFT 181Commercial Drafting3
DRFT 242Roadway Development Drafting3
DRFT 276Computer Rendering and Animation I3
OETS 118Mathematics for Technicians3
Total Credits30

A Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
DRFT 109 Computer Drafting Fundamentals 3
DRFT 143 Civil Drafting Fundamentals 3
DRFT 114 Introduction to Solid Modeling 3
DRFT 276 Computer Rendering and Animation I 3
OETS 118 Mathematics for Technicians 3
DRFT 135 Electronics Drafting I 3
DRFT 151 Construction Principles and Print Reading 3
DRFT 180 Residential Drafting 3
DRFT 181 Commercial Drafting 3
DRFT 242 Roadway Development Drafting 3
 Total Credits30
Program Manager: Richard Gutierrez 
Phone: (505) 287-6645 
Email: richardg@nmsu.edu
Office: Room 121A, Martinez Hall, 2nd Floor